Belfast Telegraph

Carryduff Communications firm Sentel on cloud nine after government boost

By CLARE WEIR

A communications firm from Carryduff is the only one from Northern Ireland listed as a provider of specialist cloud services for UK government departments for its cost-control software.

Sentel, which provides call monitoring and telecoms expense management services, has been awarded a place on the G-Cloud Framework by the UK Government Procurement Service. Sentel has already provided communications support for a number of major clients including Dell, the Ministry of Justice, and NHS Blood and Transplant.

Being listed on the framework will now provide the company a fast-track way to sell its services to central government bodies.

The G-cloud framework gives public sector organisations a way to buy cloud services, as a cheaper and less time-consuming alternative to traditionally sourced IT.

Ger Connery, managing director of Sentel, said that the framework is an excellent platform and fits well with company strategy.

"Through our unique software platforms, we can offer big savings for clients – something that's particularly important in public sector bodies, where communications budgets are under pressure," he said.

"We've consistently grown our business through a determined focus on export and this demonstrates that local SMEs are capable of pitching for, and winning, business at the highest level.

Chairman of Sentel, Noel Brady, added: "Ger and his team have put a major effort into this accreditation. We look forward to engaging and working with a wide range of public sector bodies on some exciting contracts across these islands."

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